Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dead Poet's Society: Guy de Maupassant - Parc Monceau - Paris, France

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Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant Statue
Parc monceau
Paris, France
Topic: Dead Poet's Society

Guy de Maupassant Statue
Guy de Maupassant Bust
GPS: N48° 52.796; E002° 18.593

Quick Description: 

A statue in homage to Guy de Maupassant is located Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Long Description:

"Hommage A Guy Maupassant" is the inscription on a 12' tall monument to the most famous French short story writer; who was also a novelist and poet. The marble statue was sculpted by Raoul Verlet in 1897. It features a larger than life bust Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant place on a high pedestal. At the foot of the pedestal is a seated young woman wearing a long dress with petticoats. She his resting her right elbow on a the arm of a settee while propping up her head with her right hand. Her left hand is resting on the back of the settee. She is looking straight ahead as if in a reverie. She has been described as the "dream a woman who has read one of his novels".

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was born August 5, 1850 at at the château de Miromesnil, France. In junior high school, he met Gustave Flaubert. Flaubert later became his literary guardian. He then entered a seminary at Yvetot and deliberately got expelled. He then studied at the Lycée Pierre-Corneille in Rouen where he was a good scholar, poet and actor. As an adult he one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of its finest exponents. Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless development.

In 1878, he was employed by the Ministry of Public Instruction and became a contributing editor of several leading newspapers such as Le Figaro, Gil Blas, Le Gaulois and l'Écho de Paris.

He has written over 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. His story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is considered his masterpiece. His horror story, "Le Horla" (1887), about madness and suicide is unsettling. In 1881, he published his first volume of short stories under the title of La Maison Tellier.

In his later years he became reclusive. On January 2, 1892, Maupassant tried to commit suicide and was committed to the private asylum of Esprit Blanche at Passy, in Paris, where he died on July 6, 1893. Guy De Maupassant penned his own epitaph: "I have coveted everything and taken pleasure in nothing." He is buried in Section 26 of the Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris.

Guy de Maupassant incomplete bibliography from Wikipedia:

Short stories:

The Accursed Bread
The Adopted Son
An Adventure in Paris
All Over
The Apparition
An Artifice
At Sea
Bed 29
The Baroness
Belhomme's Beast
The Beggar
Beside Schopenhauer's Corpse
The Blind Man
"Boule de Suif"
The Cake
The Capture of Walter Schnaffs
The Child
The Christening
A Country Excursion
A Cremation
An Old Man
Clair de Lune
The Colonel's Ideas
The Confession
The Corsican Bandit
A Coup d'État
A Coward
The Cripple
A Crisis
The Dead Girl (aka "Was it a Dream?")
Dead Woman's Secret
The Deaf Mute
The Devil
The Diary of a Madman
The Dispenser of Holy Water
The Donkey
The Door
The Dowry
The Drunkard
A Duel
The Effeminates
The Englishman of Etretat
The False Gems
A Family
A Family Affair
The Farmer's Wife
Father Matthew
A Father's Confession
The Fishing Hole
The Father
Father Milon
The First Snowfall
Forbidden Fruit
Found on a Drowned Man
Friend Joseph
Friend Patience
The Gamekeeper
A Ghost
The Grave
The Graveyard Sisterhood
The Hairpin
The Hand
Growing Old
Hautot Senior and Hautot Junior
His Avenger
The Highway Man
"The Horla, or Modern Ghosts"
The Horrible
A Humble Drama
The Impolite Sex
In the Country
In the Spring
In the Wood
The Inn
The Jewelry
Julie Romaine
The Kiss
The Lancer's Wife
Lasting Love
Legend of Mont St. Michel
The Legion of Honor
Lieutenant Lare's Marriage
The Little Cask
Little Louise Roque
A Lively Friend
The Log
Looking Back
The Love of Long Ago
Madame Baptiste
Madame Hermet
Madame Husson's Rosier
Madame Parisse
Madame Tellier's Establishment
Mademoiselle Cocotte
"Mademoiselle Fifi"
Mademoiselle Pearl
The Maison Tellier
A Madman
The Magic Couch
The Man with the Pale Eyes
The Marquis de Fumerol
The Mask
A Meeting
Miss Harriet
The Model
Monsieur Parent
The Moribund
Mother and Son
A Mother of Monsters
"Mother Sauvage"
The Mountain Pool
The Mustache
My Twenty-Five Days
My Uncle Jules
My Uncle Sosthenes
My Wife
"The Necklace"
A New Year's Gift
The Night: A Nightmare
No Quarter (French Le père Milon)
A Normandy Joke
Old Amable
Old Judas
The Old Man
Old Mongilet
On the River
On a Spring Evening
The Orphan
Our Friends The English
Our Letters
A Parricide
The Parrot
The Patron
The Penguin's Rock
"The Piece of String"
Pierre et Jean ( short Story)
The Port
A Portrait
The Prisoners
Queen Hortense
A Queer Night in Paris
The Question of Latin
The Rabbit
A Recollection
The Relic
Roger's Method
Roly-Poly (Boule de Suif)
The Rondoli Sisters
Rosalie Prudent
A Sale
Saint Anthony
The Shepherd's Leap
The Signal
Simon's Papa
The Snipe
The Son
The Story of a Farm Girl
A Stroll
The Spasm
Sundays of a Bourgeois
The Terror
The Test
That Costly Ride
That Pig of a Morin
Theodule Sabot's Confession
The Thief
A Tress of Hair
The Trip of the Horla
"Two Friends"
Two Little Soldiers
The Umbrella
An Uncomfortable Bed
The Unknown
"Useless Beauty"
A Vagabond
A Vendetta
En Voyage
Waiter, a "Bock"
The Wardrobe
A Wedding Gift
Who Knows?
A Widow
The Will
The Wolf
The Wreck
The Wrong House
Yvette Samoris
A Million (Un Million)
The Reward
A Coward
A Tress of Hair


Une Vie (1883)
Bel-Ami (1885)
Mont-Oriol (1887)
Pierre et Jean (1888)
Fort comme la mort (1889)
Notre Cœur (1890)

Short-story collections:

Les Soirées de Médan (with Zola, Huysmans et al. Contains Boule de Suif by Maupassant) (1880)
La Maison Tellier (1881)
Mademoiselle Fifi (1882)
Contes de la bécasse (1887)
Miss Harriet (1884)
Les Sœurs Rondoli (1884)
Clair de lune (1884) (contains "Les Bijoux")
Yvette (1884)
Toine (1885)
Contes du jour et de la nuit (1885) (contains "La Parure" or "The Necklace")
Monsieur Parent (1886)
La Petite Roque (1886)
Le Horla (1887)
Le Rosier de Madame Husson (1888)
La Main gauche (1889)
L'Inutile Beauté (1890)
[edit] Travel writingAu soleil (1884)
Sur l'eau (1888)
La Vie errante (1890)


Des vers (1880)

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